Our Mission

Generating growth for African children and communities devastated by HIV-AIDS and poverty, through the goodwill of people in the UK and elsewhere

News Archive - July - 2011

 A video worth watching - stopping corruption in the African education system

A video worth watching - stopping corruption in the African education system

This is interesting stuff from ‘Transparency International’ – this video is well worth watching ‘Educated change’. It’s worth noting that the schools we support including ‘First Step Low Right Pre-School’ have their own accountability structures; including a parent’s board and governing management board. All of which are made up and controlled by the local community; this model has proven extremely effective. This has shown increased levels of education and community involvement in all areas including the schools maintenance.

It’s “Live and Kicking”

It’s “Live and Kicking”

Finally, after months of wrangling with the SA authorities and wading through streams of bureaucracy, Ridge City has their electricity vending machine. It doesn’t sound like much but when you realise it will benefit 17,000 people in the local area it’s huge. It means 17,000 people will not have to travel to buy electricity which in itself cost more money. It means that 17,000 households don’t have to stay in darkness if their lights go out in the early evening. It means children can stay at home safely, and also means they can do their home work without relying on candles. The benefits seem to be endless and the extra custom at Ridge Café means in the future the whole project will hopefully become self-sustaining.

Great news - and worth the hassle!

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STRAWBERRY TEA AT MARRIAGE HILL FARM

STRAWBERRY TEA AT MARRIAGE HILL FARM

A Strawberry Cream Tea was held at GAGA headquarters in the Treasurer’s garden, inviting members of the disbanded Alcester Ladies’ Choir, for a garden reunion.   Charlie gave a short resume of the Charity’s work in Africa describing the projects we are now supporting.  Everyone enjoyed the afternoon immensely.

It was fun dodging the showers and a total of £210.00 was raised for GAGA funds.

St John’s Priory Summer Fayre

St John’s Priory Summer Fayre

Saturday 2nd July, The sun shone, the crowds poured in and with the sale of goods and donations on the day we raised an amazing £225.60!! Ann and Alan both attended the fayre and commented on what an enjoyable afternoon it was. But that’s not it! St John’s Priory has again “adopted” Ithembalihle as the charity that it would like to continue to support during the next school year school year 2011 – 2012. Continuing in the success of the current year, the support of everyone at St John’s Priory during this last academic year has been greatly appreciated and on behalf of Thandiwe & the children of Itembalihle, please accept our most sincere thanks!

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